Curcumin is the primary active ingredient of the spice Turmeric. Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) contains 80% curcumin (1). Pure Nootropics’ Curcumin Complex is combined with BioPerine®, the active component of black pepper, to enhance bioavailability. The addition of piperine enhances Curcumin by 2000% (2).
- Supports a healthy response to inflammatory stressors (ref)*
- Post-exercise inflammation support (ref)*
- Promotes healthy aging of the brain (ref)*
- Supports healthy cognition (ref)*
- Supports mood (ref)*
- GRAS substance (Generally Recognized as Safe) by U.S. FDA (ref)*
Good for your mood, your cognition, and exercise recovery: Turmeric is that yellowish-orange root you see making its way into everything from lattes to workout mixes. It’s what in the Turmeric plant that gives it all these special abilities, and what gives it that signature orange color. Curcumin is the pigment that comes from Turmeric which you’ll find at the center of all the recent trends.
But it’s not just any form of Curcumin your body can use to enhance cognition (and also while aging). It’s a fat-soluble supplement, so it’s poorly absorbed within the intestinal tract. Fear not, though; the addition of a supplement enhancer like black pepper extract (known as piperine) enhances the bioavailability by up to 2,000%!
Fortunately, that’s just what we do in our Curcumin Complex, bringing you the effects of Curcumin and the potency of black pepper extract (BioPerine®)!
Curcumin also enhances synthesis of the Omega-3 fatty acid DHA within the brain and liver. That’s the same DHA you find in fish oil, making Curcumin the #1 alternative to those who choose not use fish-based sources of Omega-3’s (1).
Pure Nootropics’ Curcumin Complex provides 500 mg of Turmeric root (standardized to >95% Curcuminoids; Bisdemethoxy Curcumin 2.5-6.5%; Demethoxy Curcumin 15-19%; Curcumin 75-81%) and 10 mg of BioPerine® (Black pepper fruit extract) per 1 capsule. Suggested use for adults is 1 capsule by mouth daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
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• Supports a healthy response to inflammatory stressors *
Chainani, N. “Safety and Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Curcumin: a Component of Tumeric (Curcuma Longa).” J Altern Complemnt Med, vol. 9, no. 1, Feb. 2003, pp. 161–8., www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12676044.
• Post-exercise inflammation support *
McFarlin, Brain K., et al. “Reduced Inflammatory and Muscle Damage Biomarkers Following Oral Supplementation with Bioavailable Curcumin.” BBA Clinical, vol. 5, June 2016, pp. 72–78., doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbacli.2016.02.003.
• Promotes healthy aging of the brain*
• Supports healthy cognition*
• Supports mood*
Cox, KH, et al. “Investigation of the Effects of Solid Lipid Curcumin on Cognition and Mood in a Healthy Older Population.” J Psychopharmacol., vol. 29, no. 5, May 2015, pp. 642–51., doi:10.1177/0269881114552744.
• GRAS substance (Generally Recognized as Safe) by U.S. FDA*
Hewlings, Susan J, and Douglas S Kalman. “Curcumin: A Review of Its’ Effects on Human Health.” Foods (Basel, Switzerland) vol. 6,10 92. 22 Oct. 2017, doi:10.3390/foods6100092
1. “Curcumin.” Examine.com, published Feb 5, 2015. Last updated Jun 4, 2019. https://examine.com/supplements/curcumin/
2. Hewlings, Susan J, and Douglas S Kalman. “Curcumin: A Review of Its’ Effects on Human Health.” Foods (Basel, Switzerland) vol. 6,10 92. 22 Oct. 2017, doi:10.3390/foods6100092
3. DiSilvestro, RA, et al. “Diverse Effects of a Low Dose Supplement of Lipidated Curcumin in Healthy Middle Aged People.” Nutr J., 26 Sept. 2012, pp. 11–79., doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-79.
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